September 14, 2010

Recoil Saw


One of the cool things about running this site is the opportunity we have to showcase little oddball tools built by lone-wolf inventors. This time around, it's a guy (John) who has devised a way to make hand sawing go faster.

The Recoil Saw has a little spring-loaded foot that tensions against the workpiece at the end of the stroke. When the spring decompresses, it pushes the saw away from the workpiece, leaving you to only really worry about the pushing and not so much the pulling. It's kind of a funny idea, particularly when incorporated into a hacksaw, which has springs on both sides of the stroke. Here's a video of it in action:

Sort of bizarre, but also sort of bizarre in a probably-kinda-works-kind-of-way. But while it's probably functional, the practicality of the spring-loaded contraption is in doubt. It doesn't look to us like it could survive a week in our gang box.

Still, at the moment, the tool is just a prototype and who knows what the future holds for the Recoil Saw. If there are any tool manufacturers out there who are interested in adding it to the lineup, we're sure that John would love to hear from you....

More information, photos, and drawings, at JZ Inventions.

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Posted by Doug Mahoney at September 14, 2010 11:35 AM
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